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Meet the Team

Castle Hall's team brings deep experience across operational, risk, cyber and ESG due diligence.

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Christopher J. Addy

President & CEO | CFA FCA

Chris is the Founder and CEO of Castle Hall, where he leads a team of more than 80 professionals conducting operational, ESG, risk and cyber due diligence on behalf of more than 150 asset owners worldwide.

Chris is one of the industry’s very first operational due diligence professionals. After audit experience with both Deloitte and PwC, Chris began his due diligence career in 1997 with the Atlantic Philanthropies (a multi billion dollar foundation and early hedge fund investor). Chris then joined UBP (2001) and co-founded Amber Partners (2004).

Chris is an advocate for enhanced best practices across the asset management industry. In addition to his work at Castle Hall, Chris served for 6 years as a member of the CFA Institute Capital Markets Policy Council, acting as Chair for a maximum three-year term. 

Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Anne Coady

Managing Partner | CPA, CA, FICA

Anne leads the Abu Dhabi office and manages a global team of diligence analysts. She is responsible for the service delivery of more than 5,000 operational, risk and ESG diligence engagements across all strategies including long only, hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, and real estate funds through DiligenceHubTM, Castle Hall’s award winning, online diligence portal.

Anne has more than two decades of accounting, operational and risk diligence experience, including almost a decade at PwC Cayman as Director of Global Compliance / Administrative Services, focusing on offshore corporate administration, structuring and directorships.

Anne is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA, CA) and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and has extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance and anti-money laundering and accounting best practices.

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Trevor Bennett

Information Technology Manager | SSCP

Trevor is the Information Technology Manager at Castle Hall, where he manages helpdesk staff and drives technology initiatives. Trevor’s responsibilities include internal infrastructure, policy, business continuity, and cybersecurity management. As an advocate for best practices in information security, Trevor leads Castle Hall’s Cybersecurity Diligence program and holds the (ISC)2‘s SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) designation.

Prior to joining Castle Hall, Trevor enjoyed a career in the arts and worked in technical roles supporting the Canada Revenue Agency and Avaya. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Diploma in Computer Systems & Networking from the College of the North Atlantic.

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Emily Boone

Business Solutions Manager

As the Business Solutions Manager, Emily is responsible for sourcing and building new client relationships.  In her role, Emily helps allocators assess and understand their due diligence needs and review Castle Hall’s efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

Emily holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Prior to Castle Hall, Emily worked in an account manager role for corporate travel & commercial fleet rental while gaining experience in client management & retention, sales, operational management, and people development.

Emily enjoys continuing to build relationships, and learn from, new & existing clients!

Danielle Clarke

Danielle Clarke

HR Manager

Danielle Clarke is the Manager of Human Resources at Castle Hall. Experienced in People and Culture. Danielle leads Human Resources initiatives across the organization.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in both Psychology and English, Danielle obtained her Human Resources certification through Saint Mary’s University in 2010. Danielle has over 10 years’ experience in medium to large scale business. Danielle’s mission is to translate business needs into HR solutions.

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Colby Currie

Director

Colby is a Director at Castle Hall. He conducts operational and investment due diligence reviews across a wide range of hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and other alternative and traditional fund structures. He is also involved with training initiatives and oversees a team of Analysts.

Colby holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, and is currently pursuing the CAIA designation (Level II candidate).

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Jessica Dodge

Business Solutions Manager

As the Business Solutions Manager, Jessica is responsible for sourcing and building new client relationships.  In her role, Jessica helps allocators assess and understand their due diligence needs and review Castle Hall’s efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

After graduating from programs at Dalhousie and McGill University, Jessica worked in a sales and relationship management role with a global hospitality organization gaining experience in business development, client management, and client retention.

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Daisy Lepage

Marketing & Communications Manager

Daisy is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Castle Hall. Skilled in design and inbound marketing, Daisy has helped design the Castle Hall website, along with brochures and white papers.

After graduating from Lasalle College in Fashion Marketing, Daisy worked as a Project Support Coordinator for Home Depot and later on became a Marketing Consultant for a Dance Studio before joining Castle Hall in 2017.

Ben Lloyd

Ben Lloyd

Head Due Diligence Solutions - APAC

Ben heads Castle Hall’s business in Australia and leads client relationships and diligence activities in the broader Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Castle Hall,  Ben has worked within the financial services industry in Australia focusing on providing technology and data solutions to superannuation funds and asset managers.

Ben graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in politics and his postgraduate qualifications include a postgraduate diploma in law, a postgraduate diploma in legal practice and the RG146 financial services qualification in Australia.  Ben started his career by qualifying as a solicitor and working as a lawyer in England and Wales specializing in financial services regulatory investigations and banking law.

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Chris Mitchell

Director

Chris is a Director at Castle Hall. At Castle Hall, Chris conducts operational due diligence reviews across a wide range of hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and other alternative and traditional fund structures. 

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.

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Mathieu Monnier

Director

Mathieu Monnier is a Director with Castle Hall, responsible for day to day operational control and oversight of the operational and risk due diligence teams. This includes management of ongoing training for the ODD teams, managing team workflow, monitoring performance and productivity, and conducting and reviewing operational and investment due diligence reviews. Prior to joining Castle Hall, he held various roles at Mackenzie Investments and Investors Group. Mathieu holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Montreal, is currently pursuing the CFA designation (Level III candidate), and has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Canadian Investment Funds Course.
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Mark Parana

Senior Team Lead | MBA

Mark leads 3 teams in Manila and provides added support in work allocation, performance management of the staff and setting the goals and objectives of each group. He is highly involved in contributing to management decisions to evolve and enrich the culture of a high-performance organization. He works closely with the Manila Team Manager and the Managing Director as an opportunity for succession planning and professional growth.

Prior to joining Castle Hall, Mark was employed at IBM Services, Inc. for almost seven years, primarily involved in team and operations management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Financial Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from De La Salle University – Manila. Mark is a certified Wealth Portfolio Manager for AIA Philamlife handling multiple individual insurance and investment accounts.

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Vincent Piche

Director | CFA, CAIA

Vincent is a Director at Castle Hall. At Castle Hall, Vincent has been conducting operational due diligence since January 2008, with experience across broad asset classes and a wide range of strategies within long only, hedge fund and private equity structures.

Vincent began his career as an analyst with Fiera Capital Corporation, a leading Canadian institutional investment manager. Vincent holds a BA in Business Administration from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.

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Daryl Purdy

Vice President | CIM, CAIA, MBA

Daryl is a Vice President with Castle Hall, focused primarily on business development and marketing initiatives, bringing over 20 years of financial services experience including 12 years focused on alternatives investments.
 
Prior to joining Castle Hall, Daryl spent almost a decade with KCS Fund Strategies Inc., an independent investment consulting and management firm specializing in portfolios of Canadian hedge funds and due diligence on Canadian hedge funds.  While at KCS, Daryl gained deep insight into the Canadian hedge fund space, including operational due diligence requirements for broker-dealer firms registered in Canada, and co-authored an AIMA Canada award-winning article on the merits and characteristics of the Canadian hedge fund universe. Daryl was the founding Chapter Executive of the CAIA Canada Vancouver Chapter and has been a CAIA Exam Grader.
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George Reece

Business Solutions Manager

As part of the Business Development solutions team, George is responsible for sourcing and building new client relationships. George helps allocators assess and understand their due diligence needs and review Castle Hall’s efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

George has over 10 years of experience in sales and account management. Before Castle Hall, he worked in an account manager role at a large technology company while gaining experience in client management & retention, sales, operational management, and people development.

Olaf Reinen

Olaf Reinen

Business Solutions Manager

Based in Prague, Olaf is responsible for sourcing and building new client relationships.  In his role, Olaf helps allocators assess and understand their due diligence needs and review Castle Hall’s efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

Olaf studied economics at Auckland University, before spending a significant amount of time learning about investment strategies, human nature, and the psychology of decision making. Prior to Castle Hall, Olaf worked in a variety of roles including sales and marketing, publishing, licensing, and coaching, in a variety of sectors. He is also a photographer and published author.

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Lloyd Rochester

Director

Lloyd is a Director at Castle Hall. At Castle Hall, Lloyd conducts operational due diligence reviews across a wide range of hedge fund, fund of funds, private equity and other alternative and traditional fund structures. Prior to joining Castle Hall, Lloyd was a Senior Investment Representative with Scotiabank’s discount brokerage division. Lloyd began his career as an Operations Specialist with Pivotal Payments, one of Canada’s largest independent merchant service providers.

Lloyd holds a BA in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, has passed CFA Level I and has completed his Canadian Securities, Options licensing and Derivatives Fundamentals Courses through the Canadian Securities Institute.

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Marice Young

Head of Client Support

Marice is Head of Client Support at Castle Hall. Skilled in building Client Relations and Logistical Planning, Marice leads a team of experienced Client Support Specialists.  The Client Support team ensures all client inquiries are responded to as well as scheduling engagements across the firm.

After attending the University of New Brunswick,  Marice worked in the Accounting Field for both Manufacturing and Non-Profit Organizations. 

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Esther Zurba

Director | MBA, CAIA

Esther Zurba is a Director with Castle Hall, responsible for lending subject matter expertise across Castle Hall Diligence’s ongoing product development and client engagements: helping clients move up the due diligence value chain with portfolio risk management solutions. Esther has more than 20 years of professional experience including over 15 years conducting operational due diligence on global investment managers across all asset classes. Esther joined Castle Hall Diligence in 2012 from Scotia Capital’s Trade Operations and Risk Control group, where she conducted ODD on external asset managers supporting multiple business lines. Prior to joining Scotia Capital, Esther worked with Mapleridge Capital, a Toronto based short-term systematic CTA.

Esther holds an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and BA (Hons) from University of Toronto. Esther is also a CAIA charterholder and is actively involved with the CAIA Association in various capacities, including as current co-head of the CAIA Toronto Chapter. Esther is also a member of AIMA Canada’s Education & Research, and Legal, Finance & Compliance Committees, and Digital Assets Working Group.
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Matthias Knab

Senior Advisor

Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized and highly connected expert on hedge funds and alternative investments with three decades of experience in information technology, consulting and finance.

In 2001 he launched Opalesque and started to produce the world's first digital newsletter focusing on hedge funds and alternative investments in February 2003. Opalesque to date has researched over 3,000 funds and distributed more than 400,000 articles as the leading news and research portal for alternative investments.

Matthias is also the publisher of Horizons: Family Office & Investor Magazine, the world's largest quality family office & investor magazine and producer of Opalesque.TV, the first dedicated video channel on alternative investments with over 2 million views.

The company has also been a pioneer in using webinar technology to help investors screen, understand and research large numbers of investment propositions. Responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Opalesque started the CORONA FIGHTERS and the Small Managers - BIG ALPHA webinar series. Together with the new Opalesque VIRTUAL MANAGER VISIT videos, these digital formats have become cornerstones in the institutional investor and family office domains.